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What do you all think about this deal? Should I Buy???

Ok i've been looking for like a 750 ninja or gsxr.... like late 90's or so because I don't want to spend alot. I've owned 3 bikes, a 95 Kanatuna 600 , 98 FZR600, and a 00 gsxr 600. I wanted to get something a lil bigger this time around but wanted to stay around 3500 - 4000...... Well I've had a hard time finding what I've been wanting to get thats half way decent. Then I found a guy selling a Cherry 2001 TL1000R. Its in perfect condition, under 10K miles, all stock, never laid down, new tires, doesn't need a thing.... pretty much looks like it should be on a showroom floor sold as a new bike...... I've only rode one TL1000R in my life and that was just for like 5 min but I really liked it. I don't know much else about them. Im just looking for a nice bike to cruz around, that has plenty of power if I need it... I don't stunt but I do like to throw up the occasional wheelie or two..... As I said, this bike is perfect, comes with 2 matching helments and a bike cover. The lowest I could get the bike for is 5,300 ...... what do you all think?
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Ok i've been looking for like a 750 ninja or gsxr.... like late 90's or so because I don't want to spend alot. I've owned 3 bikes, a 95 Kanatuna 600 , 98 FZR600, and a 00 gsxr 600. I wanted to get something a lil bigger this time around but wanted to stay around 3500 - 4000...... Well I've had a hard time finding what I've been wanting to get thats half way decent. Then I found a guy selling a Cherry 2001 TL1000R. Its in perfect condition, under 10K miles, all stock, never laid down, new tires, doesn't need a thing.... pretty much looks like it should be on a showroom floor sold as a new bike...... I've only rode one TL1000R in my life and that was just for like 5 min but I really liked it. I don't know much else about them. Im just looking for a nice bike to cruz around, that has plenty of power if I need it... I don't stunt but I do like to throw up the occasional wheelie or two..... As I said, this bike is perfect, comes with 2 matching helments and a bike cover. The lowest I could get the bike for is 5,300 ...... what do you all think?
Sounds like a great deal to me
Maybe a little steep for it's age though
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At face value that seems steep for an 01...but know this...the TL1000 is no longer made. So they are becoming more rare every year...thus the price is going up, not down.


That said...the TLR is a great bike. It's no speed demon b/c it's v-twin. Bu the torque is monstrous because of that. Plenty of power down low in the Rev's...where you need it for the street. And more than enough grunt to go skyward on demand.


Sounds like a great bike for what you are looking for.



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Had a '98 TLs, and except for the low bars, loved it. Tons of real world power, handled well, and sounded better. The only caveat with any TL is the stoopid rear rotary shock. Only bike to have one, and they are expensive if they need replacement. Good luck!

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Had a '98 TLs, and except for the low bars, loved it. Tons of real world power, handled well, and sounded better. The only caveat with any TL is the stoopid rear rotary shock. Only bike to have one, and they are expensive if they need replacement. Good luck!
Also the frames are known to crack near the shock mounts on the TLS.
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Also the frames are known to crack near the shock mounts on the TLS.
I've heard of swingarm probs...but only on the S.



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I've heard of swingarm probs...but only on the S.
Makes sense. The R has a reinforced swingarm, the S doesn't.

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well looks like Im getting it for 5150... going to pick it up saturday... can't wait. I'll post pics when I get it.
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Makes sense. The R has a reinforced swingarm, the S doesn't.
Exactly. And people like to wheelie those bad boys.



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well looks like Im getting it for 5150... going to pick it up saturday... can't wait. I'll post pics when I get it.
and be safe...thats a big bike.



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well looks like Im getting it for 5150... going to pick it up saturday... can't wait. I'll post pics when I get it.
Congrats! Let us know how you like it and post pics.

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